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(a) What is the shape of the ClO2 + ion? (b) What is the expected OClO bond angle?
When I tried solving this problem, the molecular shape was bent(well the way I drew it), but why was the answer trigonal planar?
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Maybe there's a typo in the answer key/version you have? I have the 7th ed. and it says the answer is bent.
Carlos Gomez 3H
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The way I answered the problem was that the shape of ClO2 + ion is angular but the electron arrangment is trigonal planar because there is a lone pair on the central atom Cl and this lone pair would make the bond angle slightly less than 120 degrees.
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